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Military Vehicles May/June 2021

Get the only magazine dedicated to the preservation, restoration, study, and use of historic military vehicles. Military Vehicles covers vintage military photos, collecting advice, market information, show listings, and extensive display and classified advertising sections offering to buy and sell hundreds of vehicles, parts, and accessories from dealers and enthusiasts all over the world. Other regular features include book and media reviews, letters to the editor, tech topics, weapons & replicas, models & toys, and internet sightings.

United States
Active Interest Media
7 Issues

in this issue

6 min
news and views

FREE ISSUE OF MILITARY TRADER Do you like all of the accessories that go with your vehicle like uniforms, weapons, accouterments, helmets, or medals? If so, you will love Military Trader! Active Interest Media wants to give you a free digital copy of our sister magazine, Military Trader. To grab your copy, log onto www. MilitaryTrader.com. the upper left of the page, you will see a box with FREE ISSUE written on it. Click that. You will see a screen to enter your email address to receive our free, weekly Militar-E-News. After you enter, the next screen will provide you the access for the free digital download — easy as that! MICHIGAN GOVERNOR VETOES HMV TITLING This past January, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 4866) that would have allowed for the titling…

4 min
the jag file

TIRES AND BRAKES! TIRES AND BRAKES! I don’t know how many times I have said to my daughter during her 15+ years of driving, “Don’t go cheap on your tires and brakes.” This is a principal I learned from my Dad, who knew I had a penchant for driving old vehicles. “Don’t go cheap on tires or brakes,” he would advise, “Those are the only two things between you and an accident.” So, for the past 30 or so years, I have spent a lot on quality tires for my vehicles…great, sticky “summer” tires, and expensive Finnish snow tires. I regularly replace my brake pads and will spare no cost to keep parking brakes functional. So why did I skip it that on my truck? Recently, I was doing one of those projects that…

1 min
enter the 2021 virtual all-world military vehicle show

It began as a way to enjoy our hobby during a pandemic — the 2020 Virtual All-World Military vehicle show was a great success with more than 100 entrants and over 11,500 people casting votes for their favorite vehicles. We are proud to announce that we, along with our valuable sponsor, The Museum of American Armor, are hosting the 2021 Virtual All-World Military Vehicle Show on Facebook. As an added bonus, the winners of each of the six categories will be immediately inducted into the Military Vehicles Magazine Hall of Fame — a coveted honor that will surely impact the value of any vehicle inducted. To participate, here’s all you have to do: • Log into Facebook and join the 2021 Virtual All-World Military Vehicle Show group (hwww.facebook.com/ groups/463722754868971/) • ”Enter” your vehicle with up…

4 min

Military Vehicles Magazine welcomes correspondence from readers. Letters and e-mail must include a name and regular mail return address. Published letters reflect the opinions of the writers. Military Vehicles Magazine reserves the right to edit all letters for clarity, brevity, and other purposes. Address all correspondence to: Editor, Military Vehicles Magazine, 5225 Joerns Drive, Suite 2, Stevens Point, WI 54481, or e-mail to: jadams-graf@aimmedia.com. HARD LUCK BOMBER In regard to the clip in February 2021 MVM’s “News and Views” concerning a WWII B-25 bomber crash near Stockton, Calif., you mentioned that it had been in a previous accident near Reno, Nevada. This poor plane has run into a lot of bad luck in it’s life. This picture shows the plane after its September 1982 crash and its subsequent recovery near Stead-Reno. The plane’s…

1 min
auction report

Military Vehicle and Parts Auction • Little Rock, Arkansas• October 31, 2020 Stafford Auction and Realty sold the military vehicles and machine shop items belonging to the late Albert Demers at auction. Bidding was done in-person and online. Most vehicles were said to have been running when parked and may or may not be started by auction day. The auctioneer did not guarantee anything. Everything was sold as-is, where is. This was a joint auction with John Saugey and Pinnacle Auction & Estate Sales. A 10% buyer’s premium was applied to all sales and is not reflected in the prices reported below. See a complete list of 34 lots and prices realized at https://staffordauction.hibid.com/catalog/241966.…

6 min
sae prepares for war

Standard specifications came of age as the clouds of war crowded the sky in late 1916. War already was raging between European powers for about two years as America continued to dodge the bullet of involvement. But that was not to last. In 1917, America would be sucked into the conflagration as the “Great Hope” for France and the low countries hugging coastal waters of the European continent. Suddenly, the truck came of age. Before that time, it was a hauler of goods, a transporter of commodities, a farmer’s friend, a business mogul’s servant, and a shopkeeper’s livelihood. But in the First World War, the truck became the difference between the success and failure of nations. Warfare created transport needs for soldiers, goods, armaments, munitions, the wounded and refugees. In effect, the…